Matt Damon Says He Knew Gwyneth Paltrow Was Allegedly Sexually Harassed By Harvey Weinstein

"I never talked to Gwyneth about it. Ben told me"

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Matt Damon has spoken out about Harvey Weinstein, admitting that he was aware of Gwyneth Paltrow's alleged sexual harassment at the hands of the producer.

Matt, who worked with Gwyneth on The Talented Mr Ripley in the '90s, told Good Morning America (via HuffPost) that although he was aware of the incident, he thought it had been 'handled'.

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben [Affleck], because he was with her after Brad [Pitt], so I knew that story... I never talked to Gwyneth about it. Ben told me," he explained.

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Apologising for 'missing' any incidents that happened while he was in Weinstein's company, Matt insisted that the Hollywood magnate never behaved inappropriately "out in the open".

Although acknowledging that he knew Weinstein was an 'asshole and a womaniser', Damon went on to clarify that he was unaware of his "darkness", before paying tribute to the victims who have come forward in recent weeks.

"I am not the story here," he said. "The story is these women and what happened to them. So if I'm experiencing this discomfort, it hardly bears mention.

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"There are some real victims here and they are being incredibly brave. Hopefully, them going through this experience right now will help them heal. They are who we all should be thinking about."

Harvey Weinstein is currently being investigated for historic sexual misconduct in London, Los Angeles and New York. Weinstein denies any allegations of non-consensual sex.


Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of sexual violence. If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673

From: Digital Spy